Species Details

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Common (Eurasian) Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cuculus canorus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Cuckoo
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Common Cuckoo is a grey bird (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, weight 90 g, wing 22 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 16 cm). The male looks uniform grey from above and white from below. It has a blackish-brown tail with a white tip. It feeds on insects, especially caterpillars including hairy ones. It breeds in the Himalayas and Siberia in March-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jack Berteau(www.xeno-canto.org/Jack Berteau), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.